Senior / Pricipal Environmental Consultant

Job Title: Senior / Pricipal Environmental Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey, England
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Reference: J907599_1635338879
Contact Name: Charlie Ward
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 27, 2021 13:47

Job Description

* Chester
* Surrey
* Swansea
* Wiltshire


Part of a global group, they are one of the UK's leading engineering and environment consultancies, specialising in water, energy and environment projects. They develop intelligent solutions to deliver infrastructure and lasting environmental and social legacies, creating new possibilities for humanity through their innovative approach to delivery.

The client are recruiting for Senior Environmental Scientists/Consultants for key roles in our growing multi-disciplinary Environmental Services team. Binnies is a world-leader in Environmental and Critical Human Infrastructure projects in the Water and Flood Risk Management sector delivering exciting projects for clients including the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, Local Authorities, and Water Utility Companies.

The team also works on other large infrastructure projects across sectors such as transport and renewable power. Binnies hold the IEMA EIA Quality Mark which is a benchmark of our high standards in EIA delivery.

The roles would be preferably based close to their Redhill, Bradford on Avon or Chester Offices but open to candidates from across the country.

A number of roles available;

  • either to be focussed on specific sectors/projects, e.g. our current flood risk management framework for Natural Resources Wales or as a lead EIA coordinator on our nationally significant flood risk management project - the River Thames Scheme.
  • and/or to support a wider portfolio of project sectors.

We will be happy to discuss what would fit best with your career aspirations and interests.

A close team with an active Environmental Community of Practice and pride them selves on being at the forefront of environmental best practice and innovation, including digital EIA. Their environmental scientists are empowered to work closely with our multi-disciplinary teams and shape projects to deliver smarter and more sustainable solutions. You will also benefit from technical, leadership and H&S training and paid membership of two professional institutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing all stages of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) including SEA, feasibility, screening/scoping, and Environmental Statement chapters
  • Leading environmental support on a wide range of projects including fluvial and coastal flood risk management, water utility, rail, renewable/ energy projects and other large-scale infrastructure
  • Managing consenting applications such as planning, Development Consent Orders, Transport and Works Order and Environmental Permits
  • Supporting construction stage delivery
  • Liaising with project teams, clients, stakeholders and the public
  • Supporting business development and tenders
  • Providing a mentoring/supervisory role to more junior members of our team.


The role is suitable for an Environmental professional with full professional membership (such as IEMA, IES or CIWEM). You should possess and be able to demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and knowledge:

  • An environmental related degree
  • Chartered with a relevant institute and/or be a Registered EIA Practitioner with IEMA
  • A sound understanding of EIA
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Enjoy innovation and embracing advances in digital technology
  • Hold a full UK driving licence
  • Previous experience of working in a consultancy environment is an advantage.


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working (part time available, remote working for part of the role)
  • Flexible benefits e.g. buy annual leave, varying pension contributions, options for private healthcare

At the company they operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation, adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

The company prides itself on providing employees with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development and enabling them to reach their full potential. Listed as being in the top 3 environmental consultancies and listed in the Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250, there has never been a more exciting time to join.

Furthermore, retaining our employees is the building block of a successful organisation and we want to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working, social activities, and community involvement projects.

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